The List: Shop for Father’s Day with these Last-Minute Gift Ideas for Dad

OK, folks. Father’s Day is coming this weekend. What are you buying for your dad or the father figure in your life? Haven’t figured that out yet? Look no further. In fact, let’s go with something he’ll love, something that’s a true summer style essential. Which begs the question: What does summer style mean to you and the father figure in your life? Does it mean stylish linen shirting, tailored shorts, clean sneakers and a cold beer in hand? Does it mean an adventure-ready watch teamed with a go-anywhere classic tee and rugged denim? Or perhaps … something else? Whatever it means to you, I guarantee this week’s edition of The List has summer style essentials aplenty, and gear you’ll both love. Let’s get to it.

Taylor Stitch Navy Mini Gingham Linen Shirt — $125

Breezy linen meets the Taylor Stitch cut you know and love.

What’s the best way to take on summer? With a subtly stylish, well-cut linen shirt from Taylor Stitch. Preppy without going overboard — ideal for the stylish dad (yourself included).
The Goods The Chord — $25

Is Dad ready to rock? He is now.

A neat accessories upgrade for the dad who loves to rock, this cool collaboration bracelet features basic jazz and guitar chords on the surface — the perfect accessory to wear to a concert, yes?
Nezumi Studios Bailene Watch — $500

The sporty, stylish answer to the question, “What’s on your wrist this summer?”

It truly wouldn’t be summer if we didn’t recommend a durable dive watch, would it? Featuring abrushed stainless steel case, a vintage diver design and a sporty slipthrough strap, the Bailene Watch has “investment-worthy” all over it — what dad doesn’t love a great watch, right?
Red Wing Heritage Chelsea Boots + Care Kit — $240

Stylish Chelsea boots from an extremely dependable brand — always a wise purchase.

Beautifully rugged and stylish Chelsea boots from Red Wing Heritage, teamed with a care kit? That’s an easy purchase, even in the summer. Who said all your rugged leather boots need be put away?
Grayers Blue Palm Leaf Summer Plain Weave Shirt — $78

A slightly muted print that’ll kick some serious ass at your next BBQ or happy hour.

Make no bones about it, you need a printed short-sleeve shirt in your summer wardrobe rotation. The Grayers Blue Palm Leaf Shirt takes a classic print and dials it down a bit.
Mott & Bow Slim Warren Jeans — $128

Light wash jeans that clean up quite nicely.

Searching for your new favorite pair of light wash denim? Mott & Bow is here to help — the brand’s Warren Jeans are stylishly crafted and certainly very easy to wear. That goes for your dad or yourself, mind you.

Thursday Boots Statesman Shoes in Brown — $180
Thursday Boots

Handsome, well-crafted dress shoes from a stellar boot brand.

Although there’s a waitlist at the time of this writing, the first-ever dress shoes from Thursday Boots are proving to be a versatile hit. Classic Oxford dress shoes like these ones work with summer style combos aplenty.
Levi’s Vintage Clothing 1950’s Sportswear T-shirt — $88

A throwback-inspired T-shirt to help you channel classic summer style.

Levi’s Vintage Clothing is a throwback division that the lauded jean maker has invested quite a bit of time and effort into, and the well-fitting 1950’s Sportswear T-shirt is a seriously cool upgrade from your classic summer tee.
Raen Optics Wiley Sunglasses — $160

Classic sunglasses perfect for round after round of patio brews this summer.

Elevated, classic style is the name of the game with the Raen Optics Wiley Sunglasses. They work with a classic navy polo and tan chinos as easily as they do with a crisp white tee and navy shorts.
Taylor Stitch Slim Jean in Cone Mills ’68 Selvage — $145
Taylor Stitch Slim Jeans

A classic pair of dark denim with the pedigree to back it up.

We’ve already covered the stylish light wash jeans you need for summer from Mott & Bow, so let’s take a second to sing the praises of the one-of-a-kind Taylor Stitch Slim Jeans featuring Cone Mills selvage. Boom. There you go.
Astorflex Bitflex Chelsea Boots (Huckberry Exclusive) — $108.98

Summer-ready Chelsea boots — fully ready to wear with slim light wash denim.

What else are you going to wear with those Taylor Stitch Slim Jeans than a pair of classic Chelsea boots? The new Astorflex Bitflex, done up in an exclusive colorway, is a prime summer style pick.
Levi’s Commuter 511 Pants — $118

Undeniably stylish pants that also get the job done in terms of mobility.

The same great fit as your favorite Levi’s jeans, yet this time upgraded in a stretch fabric that’s perfect if you’re the type to bike or walk to work. Tailored style, a clean fit and plenty of mobility — what’s not to love about the Commuter 511 Pants?

My friends, that’s the end of today’s edition of The List. Which of the above picks can you simply not get enough of? For my money’s worth, I simply love the Bailene Watch from our friends at Nezumi Studios. Feel free to let me know your thoughts via The Style Guide Facebook page.

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